Older dogs teach us patience and how to fill up your love tank!

In our hurry up, I'm always late world, spending time with an older dog can be the perfect counterbalance.

Time together may help you gain a thoughtful approach to the next hour of the day, or maybe the whole week ahead. After a few one-on-one minutes with an older dog, I have left motivated and empowered, focused more the softer side of life.

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you meet Violet!!

Did you know that wild violets symbolize devotion, purity, and spiritual passion? In the Victorian era, violets were carried in order to manifest wishes and keep malevolent spirits away.

This describes senior sweetheart Violet, a dog in Oakland ready to show you why senior dogs rule. Her positive influence is sure to make your life brighter.

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Violet needs a home. 

Miss Violet is a volunteer favorite due to her loving Zen personality. Violet is a daily reminder to stop, relax, enjoy the sunshine, and smell the roses (and violets).

She is a calm and soothing balm to this frantic and fragmented world we now live in. That is what is so special about senior dogs. They are at peace with themselves and the world, accepting of all different types of people and dogs, and they are great listeners. Violet will be a devoted companion who demands very little. She is not in need of long walks, lots of physical activity, or puppy training.

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Squirrel

Meet Squirrel! This adorable, tiny little Chihuahua comes to us all the way from Fresno where she was found as a stray.

This sweet pup loves to cuddle, meet new dogs, and make friends. We are still getting to know her, but we can tell what a lovely best friend she’ll make already!

Squirrel is a good little eater with the manners of the delicate lady she is.

Squirrel is 13 years young and weighs 4.6lbs.

Meet her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco, and discover why senior dogs rule!

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Orphan Pets Seek Superhero Adopters at 5th Annual PAWmicon Convention

In honor of the International Comic-Con Convention, orphan cats and dogs will be staging Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5th Annual PAWmicon Convention at Hazard Center in Mission Valley.

The highlight? Comical critters styled in PAWSplay apparel celebrating the superheroes who adopt orphan pets!

Attendees are invited to bring the whole family – including, and especially, canines – to the free event and dress-to-impress to compete in the costume contest. Due to fan requests, the 2017 PAWmicon will be held the weekend prior to Comic-Con to allow attendees to take in both types of animated characters.

The 2017 PAWmicon Convention will be held on Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Hazard Center located at 7610 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108.

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